Captivated

I love that Don got caught in the reflection of this painting …

entitled Taos by Dan Namingha.
Our day had begun at Taos Pueblo

but the air was hazy and we were asked not to take photos of the residents without permission, so I only took one other picture …

But we did come away with some hand-crafted memory pieces, chief among them being this cottonwood drum …

After lunch, and before our ill-fated journey to the Rio Grande Gorge, we went to the Millicent Rogers Museum
which had a phenomenal collection, well-presented, as with this historical weaving …

as well as this weaving in progress …

Don was on the lookout for some particular artists, so we were gratified that the MRM permitted photography (I always ask).
We found two by Tony Abeyta …

this one glass-fronted which reflected glare unfortunately …

We also found one by Fritz Scholder (about whom there will be more in a future post) …

Unfortunately, I neglected to snap a picture of the pottery process display that detailed Maria Martinez’s methodology, but I was quite taken with this bronze depiction of her …

Likewise, I have but one image of the many, many pieces of pottery …

We left well-sated, then headed out to meet our destiny on the rim …

Addendum:
I went to the Wimberley thrift store this morning and found three issues of American Indian Art Magazine (which Don mentioned liking when we were in Taos). It was only when I got home that I realized Maria Martinez was featured in two of the three …

Peaceful easy feeling

My peace pin giveaway began the process of regaining some balance in my life and I’m looking forward to starting on making each pin.  [Note: for those who have not yet done so, please send a mailing address to lizackert@gmail.com]

Anyway, I say “looking forward” because right now we’re in the middle of a visit to …

where we are immersing ourselves in simple joys, such as …
a (cow)boy and his dog …

and a Seussian wannabe (complete with “wig” on the far right side of the photo) …

We also made a great stop on the way here… the Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum on the campus of Oklahoma University in Norman
In addition to a substantial display of historic Native American art, I was impressed by this contemporary piece by Olinka Hrdy …

so much so that I couldn’t resist getting the exhibit catalog …

We also spent a good deal of time looking at the Abbreviated Portraits of Poteet Victory …

And contemporary Wyandot potter Jamie Zane Smith’s work inspired us to look up his website …
where we learned he is represented in a gallery that will enable us to see more of his work when we head home via Tulsa. 
Too soon.

– Ill-booten gotty

Retrospective (11/27)
Patch #300 Flounder gig

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Between beachcombing, the Seagreen Gallery, and the KDH Art Cooperative, we came home with our usual assortment of stuff …

Is it any wonder the TSA always searches our bags?